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From apps to home deliveries, farmers markets are adjusting to the coronavirus

From apps to home deliveries, farmers markets are adjusting to the coronavirus

April 26, 2020

Shortened work hours and canceled events are causing trouble for farmers markets across Chicago and pushing them to find alternative ways to get fresh produce to customers while keeping farmers' busines...

The Chronicle's vegan restaurant guide to Chicago

The Chronicle’s vegan restaurant guide to Chicago

March 15, 2020

When I went vegan eight years ago, I was a 16-year-old in Gardner, Kansas, who had to drive 45 minutes to Kansas City, Missouri, to find the nearest vegan restaurant. Moving to Chicago a year and a half ...

Sam & Gertie’s offers a variety of bagels, including “mish mosh,” plain, everything and poppy seed bagels, which are also gluten-free.

Review: The one-of-a-kind vegan, Jewish deli you knead

January 23, 2020

Inside Sam & Gertie's, snug seating arrangements prompt most customers to opt for take-out rather than dine-in, as the slightly too loud '60s and '70s music rings throughout the cozy deli. Rows of...

Weiner Circle, 2622 N. Clark St., is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago.

The Chronicle’s 2020 restaurant guide to Chicago

January 22, 2020

Before you walk into fine-dining establishments and spend $40 to $50 on a single plate as a part of Chicago Restaurant Week, consider walking into these casual eateries instead. In most of these hot spots...

Editor's Note: This holiday season, stop shaming non-meat eaters

Editor’s Note: This holiday season, stop shaming non-meat eaters

November 28, 2019

Let your family’s eyerolling and lectures on protein deficiency commence: It’s the season of Tofurky and sweet potato casserole. Between lectures across the dinner table on the validity of your arts degree...

Fans climb the Lollapalooza balloon stand to get a better view of the performers.

Lollapalooza 2019: what you missed

August 6, 2019

After four days of headline performances, local food vendors and festival fashion trends, Chicago’s Grant Park wrapped up another year of Lollapalooza, and it was one for the books. Here are the...

Seven things to know before Lollapalooza this weekend

Seven things to know before Lollapalooza this weekend

July 29, 2019

As one of Chicago's largest music festivals approaches, a number of features beyond the music will be available to attendees. Here are the top seven things people should know before attending Lollapaloo...

Bartender Jason Earl Folks behind the bar at Cole's Bar, 2338 N. Milwaukee Ave.

From Abe Lincoln art theft to inclusivity: Cole’s Bar turns 10

June 4, 2019

  Outside of Cole’s Bar, denim jacket-clad 20-something’s lean against a brick wall passing around lighters for their cigarettes. The bouncer, a woman with an afro and a fashionable fl...

Baita, a new restaurant at Eataly, brings the Italian Alps to Chicago with dishes inspired by food served on top of the mountains.

REVIEW: Delicious food thaws winter blues at BAITA

January 28, 2019

As temperatures plummet and snow covers the city, warm comfort foods are in demand. Look no further than BAITA at Eataly.BAITA is serving up Italian-style food inspired by the cuisine found in Alpine ...

At Heaven on Seven, 111 N. Wabash Ave., a portion of every meal’s cost will be donated during Dining Out For Life April 26 to TPAN in the hopes of preventing HIV.

Restaurant event aids in HIV awareness

April 20, 2018

After a three-year absence from Chicago, the international fundraising campaign Dining Out For Life will hit bars and bistros again to raise funds in support of HIV and AIDS prevention.The April 26 event pa...

Student Financial Services works to improve customer service

Student Financial Services works to improve customer service

April 16, 2018

Student Financial Services will contract with a new vendor to improve customer service on the toll-free consultation line and online chat services for students. Acting on the student feedback that they received about the customer service lines, Columbia will begin outsou...

The Woodlawn community gardens produce 1.5 tons of food annually for the First Presbyterian Church’s food pantry. 

Community garden debate sprouts in Woodlawn

April 9, 2018

Two community gardens in Woodlawn face an uncertain future, triggering uneasiness in the surrounding community.Residents and gardeners were notified March 17 that the 65th and Woodlawn community garden, ...

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